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December 26, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old man roams what used to be the floor of the Aral Sea, coaxing a ram, a goat and a cow in search of food in what is now relentless desert. Not far away is the rusting hull of the fishing boat that three decades ago he sailed high above, on the surface of bountiful waters. The marooned wreck stands askew amid a ghostly fleet anchored in salty dunes. Stopping his tiny herd in a patch of desert grass, he encounters a stranger who inquires about the sea.
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December 26, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old man roams what used to be the floor of the Aral Sea, coaxing a ram, a goat and a cow in search of food in what is now relentless desert. Not far away is the rusting hull of the fishing boat that three decades ago he sailed high above, on the surface of bountiful waters. The marooned wreck stands askew amid a ghostly fleet anchored in salty dunes. Stopping his tiny herd in a patch of desert grass, he encounters a stranger who inquires about the sea.
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